Monday, July 31, 2017

Bible Studies at the White House---and the Problem

CBN News reports:
 A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House.

Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God's Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history.

They've been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history – men and women who don't mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible...

Health Secretary Tom Price, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Agriculture Secretary Sunny Perdue, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo are just a few of the regulars...

America's top cop, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, also attends the study...

Vice President Pence is also planning to join the study as his schedule permits. He also serves as a sponsor.
It must be kept in mind that there are a bunch of war hawks in this religious group. Pompeo, Perry and Pence are the obvious ones. Sessions is very likely to be. The others probably are.

This is the danger of attempting to mix religion (or culture )and libertarianism. They are not necessarily in sync.

Attempting to link Private Property Society with them is very dangerous. Who is to say your religion or culture will win?

Let anyone practice any type of religion or culture he wants on his property but the battle must be for the ideals of a private property society. I certainly would prefer to live in a PPS area where people are civil (God fearing?) but it is fine with me if in other areas people choose to act uncouth or just different.

To think we should advocate that everyone in the world not only respect private property but also adopt our specific cultural views, increases the battle multi-fold.

On a daily basis, I pass by a couple of bars that appear to be the haunts for white trash. I couldn't imagine walking into the places, but those people have a different culture and perspective than I do. They leave me alone and I leave them alone.

I wander into the Castro district about once every three years. I consider it sort of a safari adventure. It's usually with friends from out of town. I couldn't imagine living in the area or spending any significant time there. But, again, I leave them alone and they leave me alone.

I know that others in the libertarian community hold the view that certain cultural views must be linked with libertarianism but in my view this is an interventionist and statist view.

If I live in an area where private property is respected and people are civil, I really don't care what other cultural views or practices are going on the private property of others.

The real problem is to stop people from thinking they should be telling others what they should be doing on land near or far---or even worse telling me what to do, culturally or otherwise.



  1. Religion and libertarianism don't mix, huh?

    1. Good to see the interventionist wing of libertarianism resorting to distortion.

      This is what I wrote: "They are not necessarily in sync." Or do you think the evangelical warmongers are in sync with libertarianism?

    2. I don't think warmongers are in sync with the religion they profess!

    3. And I didn't know my comment said I endorsed intervention!

      PS: no intention to distort either.

    4. "I don't think warmongers are in sync with the religion they profess!"

      The God of their Bible was quite the warmonger.

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  3. I would argue that religions, preaching faith and self-sacrifice, are precisely the hand-maidens of militaristic tyranny since tyrants need their victims to take their collectivist nonsense on faith and to sacrifice themselves to the collective which the tyrants claim to represent.

    So religion and militarism go right together like hammers and nails. Militarism is all about leadership and religion is all about blind followership. Meanwhile the target - Americans - are obese and hooked on sugar and TV.

    However, I am optimistic that the entire fiasco is so obvious that many, many people are beginning to see it for what it is: a gang of insane, parasitic clowns surrounded with gunslingers running a gigantic extortion racket and a gigantic counterfeiting racket; a gang who ran out of logic long ago, and are coasting along on the momentum of habit and the hot air of journalism.

  4. Something tells me the focus will not be on The Sermon On The Mount or The Atonement.

    What is it with American 'Christian's and their childish need to stylized themselves as Gods new Chosen People? It really is pathetic.

  5. Interesting question. Perhaps it is that America's culture is a Jewish rather than a Christian culture for the most part. That culture is mainly collectivist and authoritarian, (in spite of the many notable and very wonderful exceptions such as Rothbard, Rand, Mises, and others). It is a culture that says, "Since we're especially virtuous and smarter too, we should rule" (is that not America's foreign policy?).

    And they do rule - ruling over the news media, entertainment, and - most important - the banking cartel. Keep in mind that Christianity is a Jewish invention and that obscene nailed-up body is the symbol for a reason: self-sacrifice is the principle virtue.

    Savages still rule the Earth. Logic waits in the wings.